Just back from a really fascinating trip to the ROG astronomy reserve collection at Kidbrooke. Such a shame that so many of these artefacts can’t be displayed at the museum due to lack of space. I’m sure a full report will appear on the website soon, but, in the meantime, I thought I’d post a few images of the tour.
Herschel's 7-foot Newtonian Reflector by MikeMey67[/url], on Flickr
Spare Mirror from Herschel's 40-foot Reflector by MikeMey67[/url], on Flickr
Water Telescope Airy by MikeMey67[/url], on Flickr
Lousie Devoy explains the Airy Water Telescope by MikeMey67[/url], on Flickr
Sheepshanks Refractor Detail of Clockwork Drive on Mount by MikeMey67[/url], on Flickr
Spectroscope used on 28-inch Telescope by MikeMey67[/url], on Flickr
Glass Paperweight Souvenir of the Royal Observatory 1880s by MikeMey67[/url], on Flickr
Many thanks for Mike D for organising the tour, and to Louise Devoy (Curator, Royal Observatory) and Bernie Bryant (Store Manager, Kidbrooke) for taking us around.
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